Channing Tatum steals the spotlight from Steve Carell at Foxcatcher’s red carpet

Channing Tatum steals the spotlight from Steve Carell at Foxcatcher’s red carpet

Channing Tatum. (Image: Kayla Rocca) Channing Tatum. (Image: Kayla Rocca)
 

“Chan-ning, Chan-ning, Chan-ning.” If you were within three blocks of Roy Thomson Hall for Monday’s red-carpet premiere of Foxcatcher, you could probably hear the fans chanting (channting?) for Channing Tatum. In the film, Moneyball’s Bennett Miller directs Steve Carell in the role of John du Pont, the millionaire Olympic wrestling sponsor whose deep obsession and deeper paranoia famously spiralled into murder. On the carpet, Tatum was little more than a beefy blur, stiff-arming by us. Mark Ruffalo and screen vet Vanessa Redgrave were also short on words, but Carrell was happy to talk about pinning down the minutiae of his extraordinary performance. He studied tapes du Pont had made of himself, learning his tics and the cadence of his—”Chan-ning, Chan-ning.” Damn it, guys. Pipe down a sec. He’s already inside.